Donna Summer Lithographs Art Gallery Goes Way Up After Singer’s Death

According to TMZ: Death = $$$ … at least when it comes to art … and a gallery in Vegas is proving the point, ’cause it immediately upped the price of Donna Summer pieces when she passed away.

The Jack Gallery in Las Vegas worked with Summer in 2003 to create limited edition lithographs … printing 750 hand-signed prints of 4 different art pieces (designed by Summer), which sold for $550 each BEFORE she lost her battle with cancer.

But days after the Disco Queen passed away earlier this month, the prices went up AT LEAST $100 a pop … with the cheap ones going for $650. Donna’s most popular piece — The Winter Melody — was raised from $550 to $1,000.

The gallery tells us that Summer’s work is in high demand since her death — Winter Melody is almost sold out — and her art is effecting people like never before. We’re told when one couple came in to admire the legendary singer’s art, they broke down and cried.

The gallery is currently planning a memorial exhibition for all the pieces that will go up in September at one of their Las Vegas locations.

When asked about the price increase, a rep for the store says it’s just the nature of the business … “Prices are determined by availability.”

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Donna Summers Dies at 63



TMZ reports that singer Donna Summer died Thursday morning after fighting cancer, and Summer’s family confirmed her death shortly afterward. The disco star was reportedly trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps while she completed a new album, though sources who saw her several weeks ago said she “didn’t seem too bad.” The five-time Grammy winner was known as the “Queen of Disco,” and rose to superstardom in the 1970s with her hits “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Bad Girls.”

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New Video: M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”

Live Fast. Die Young. Bad Girls Do It Well.

Capitalizing off her recent collaboration with Madonna, M.I.A. has begun promotion for her fourth album set to drop this summer. Getting back to the bhangra-infused hip-hop pop she won fans over with on her first two albums, she chose the drop-top banger “Bad Girls” as her first single.

M.I.A. definitely lives up to the song’s mantra ‘Live Fast’ with the new video. She partakes in some drifting and drag racing while stunting chains and colorful outfits. Her crew of  animal-printed-burka-wearing boss chicks take control of a desert racetrack, and show the boys how to really ride out in a beamer on two wheels.

Watch the video below:


Are you feeling the new vid?

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